Living For A Cause

One of the things our family enjoys is to see a new film. I’ve had my eye on “Act of Valor.” I knew it would be an intense action movie and I like that. It was about real life experiences and that’s always intriguing to me. But I wasn’t expecting one of the insights I came away with.

I realized that every person on planet earth is living for a cause. #1. The Self Cause – it’s a narcissist way of life. It goes something like this, “it’s about me, it’s about what I want, what I can get and how it affects me.” The self cause is unsatisfying and lonely. It may be difficult being in relationship with someone who puts themselves first all the time. #2. The Evil Cause – this is a tough one to understand. Why would anyone intentionally live for evil? My guess is that a lot of these people are victims. They’ve been manipulated, threatened or brain washed. A good example of people living for the evil cause is the Taliban, Al-Queda, and Suicide Bombers. These folks usually end up destroying themselves and others, unless a miracle happens. #3. Living for a Cause that is noble and greater than yourself. These are people who really understand that we are here on earth to love, serve and give to others. These are people who put others’ needs before themselves and will strive to right the wrongs in their world.

Does this sound like someone you know? Check it out, Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

In the past, I have lived for the Self Cause and was not fulfilled. Now I have found peace, purpose and joy as I am now living for a cause that is noble and greater than myself. It is the cause of Christ, bringing value to humanity and bringing as many people to Heaven as I can. If I receive purpose and fulfillment then you can too.

Ask yourself the question,”What cause am I living for?”

God never ceases to amaze me, He will use anything to get our attention, even a movie.


One Response

  1. Kelly,
    I like your article about living for a cause. I think it is God who gives us the calling and lays a cause on our heart to press us into action.
    This doesn’t come without opposition, trials and tests, but He doesn’t put us in the fire without expecting us to graduate and when we do, we receive one of His fruits that goes along with God’s character
    ( i.e. counselor- He is our Counselor. ) This enables us to help others who are going through the fire especially those at the same level of opposition we have experienced.

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